Two Characters in Search of a Home – Homelessness

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A satirical comedy about the issue of being homeless. Two actors are rehearsing a play about being homeless in a parody of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Two real homeless people enter the theatre wanting to tell their own story of how they became homeless, a parody of Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author. They are followed by a Social Worker who can verify that they are homeless and their stories. Their history is eventually acted out and we learn of the situation how they became homeless but not the reasons why, leaving the audience to question the many possibilities. Eventually the actors take on the role of the homeless and go on the streets to act their parts and the homeless take on the actor’s role.